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Mount Cheeseman
Nearest city Springfield, New Zealand
Top elevation 1840 metres
Base elevation 1570 metres

Mount Cheeseman is a club snowfield in New Zealand's South Island, near the town of Springfield, about an hour and a half (111km) from Christchurch.

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Mount Cheeseman Ski Field (2019) View of the first T bar

Situated in a south-east-facing basin, it features two T-bar lifts and one learner tow. The runs cover an elevation range of 1570–1840 metres, with a distribution of 15% beginner slopes, 50% intermediate, and 35% advanced. Some of the slopes are groomed.

There is accommodation for 68 people in the onsite Snowline Lodge, and for 38 in the nearby Forest Lodge.

It is named for the botanist Thomas Frederic Cheeseman, who was curator of Auckland Museum and a recipient of the Linnean Medal.

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